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Kingfisher Lodge Kichwamba (moderate): Located in western Uganda, just outside the Queen Elizabeth National Park at Kichwamba escapment with a strategic view of the park and yet it is the only moderately priced facility that is quality all around. There is a swimming pool to cool you off after the long drive from Kampala. You can eat order an Italian Style Pizza from their wood fired oven. That is just the beginning. The beautiful gardens, the view ahead of you, the African style Bandas with western comfort and yet at a price that is affordable all of these things make this lodge a good option to stay while visiting Queen Elizabeth Park.
The rooms are clean and spacious, well furnished, mosquito nets. It is obvious that a lot of thought and care has gone into this lodge that keeps alive the African theme throughout the establishment.
The Lodge is under German management who have done a good job in putting together this oasis on the equator providing a valuable and appreciated service to the tourist community.
They have a very good track record at the Kingfisher Lodge in Jinja and hope to continue that at Queen Elizabeth National Park. It has turned out be a lovely facility at a moderate price.
All food is prepared to order and everything is made from scratch, so it usually takes about 40 minutes or so to get your food. Place your order, give them your room number, and they would inform you when it was ready. You can eat in the restaurant, or in your room and they will bring it to you. If you eat in the restaurant, you have a beautiful view of the park while you eat.The pools are awesome. There are two. One is a children's pool, which is an upper pool about 3 feet deep connected by a water slide to a lower pool about a foot-and-a-half deep. The kids loved this and played in it a lot. The other pool is an adult pool, approximately 5 feet deep. This overlooks the park and has a gorgeous view. They are currently constructing a lower, deeper pool that also connects to this pool with a slide, just like the kid's pool. They appear to be constructing what will likely be a hot tub. Very cool. There is an observation deck overlooking the park where you can lay out and get some sun, relax, or sit and watch wildlife (you will want to bring binoculars). The equatorial sun is very strong, so remember to use sunscreen if you burn easy. The grounds are gorgeous, well landscaped with lots of tropical trees and flowers. Be sure to spend some time watching the local birds, including one large tree near the entrance that is absolutely loaded with weaver birds.
Mweya Safari Lodge - (Up market) The location on the Peninsular overlooking the Kazinga channel is justification enough but it does not end there. There is the Wildlife, the Grounds, the friendly welcoming staff and the well run ambience of the whole place. This is one of those rare places where management is fully visible on the shop floor, not just lurking in some office. You get the impression that 'he' knows everything that is happening around the property even behind the scenes...read more
Katara Lodge - (Up market Luxury) “Wonderful lodge and nice view” is the song by almost every one who has stayed here! Katara lodge is high in a hill with wonderful views over Queen Elizabeth National Park. The sitting areas & bar are furnished with lovely comfy settees & chairs. It is great that rooms can be opened completely, and the view from your bed is just incredible. The pool area is nice too, if you have time, and the food is great ...a very good place from which to explore QENP. ..read more!
Enganzi Lodge - (Moderate price value) Location location location! – “Stunning location overlooking Queen Elizabeth National Park ” Enganzi Lodge is situated in farmland on the escarpment overlooking the northeastern part of the reserve, this reasonably pleasant lodge has large public areas supporting several decent guests cottages ranged across the hillside below. This lodge has a stunning location on an escarpment overlooking Queen Elizabeth National Park You will pleasantly be surprised by amazing view overlooking the rift valley....read more
Jacana Safari Lodge - (Up market - Luxury) “Jacana Safari Lodge is superb!” Jacana Safari Lodge is a wonderful lodge in a beautiful wooded setting overlooking a picturesque crater lake in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. Each rustic cabin is outfitted with a large, comfortable bed, mosquito netting, lovely curtains and wall hangings, a spacious bathroom with flush toilet and shower (nice hot water), and big screened windows overlooking the lake. Each cabin has its own water heater. The service was outstanding, the food was delicious...read more
Hippo Hill Camp - (Up market) but totally adequate for budget travellers. The tents are very spacious and the beds are comfortable. The bathroom are out the back of the tents. This is a budget tented camp by service. Its location is a 'curates egg' - great views of the lake one way where you may game (elephants) wading/swimming between islands and mainland; the other way, great views of a sunset over a flamingo-filled lake; well positioned for the main park gate; but located just outside a run-down settlement based around the local salt works. The staff is friendly and helpful enough, food is plentiful...read more
Bush Lodge QENP - (Moderate price value) Fantastic safari experience in QENP -- perfect for independent travelers. The reasonable price, amazing location, excellent service, and imaginatively designed rooms make it a great option for a safari at QENP. Add in the warm outside shower and the constant soundtrack of hippos, warthogs, and elephants (who often wander into the camp) and you start thinking of this place in the "unmissable" category. Not suitable for people who want a hotel. This is an outdoors place -- albeit a very comfortable one ...read more
Kingfisher Lodge - Kichwamba (Moderate)... So you've come to Uganda and you need a place to stay while visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park. This place is a very nice, economical option. The rooms are spacious. The bathrooms are nice. There's always plenty of hot water. It's quiet and peaceful (always something I look for when choosing a vacation destination). Uganda is on alternating days, 12-hour load shedding at the moment, but when the power is off, they run a generator. Meals are buffet style, and there's always plenty, and excellent food to eat ...read more.
Simba Safari Camp (budget-reasonable) located in the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. The rooms are modest, but very clean and comfortable. Beds were very comfortable. Each room has a private front porch and lovely landscaping featuring some of Africa's finest flowers and plants. The staff are very helpful even having extra flashlights and umbrellas on hand if needed. Knowing you will be rising early to embark on a safari, the staff confirm your breakfast selection and have it ready for you along with tea and coffee...read more..
Kyambura Game Lodge (Moderate - Up-Market):
Kyambura Game Lodge is a stunning 7 cottage facility with a truly ecological spirit and atmosphere located up on a hill overlooking the Queen Elizabeth National Park for as far as you can see. Every room overlooks the valley which has sunsets in the distance. Lovely hammocks surround the beautiful pool and the handcrafted artwork situated around this lodge. The scenery is unbelievable and every detail of this lodge is spectacular...read more
Ishasha Wilderness Camp in Ishasha Plains - (Up market) Ishasha Wilderness Camp is situated in the Ishasha section of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and the vegetation is quite different to the rest of the park. The camp is on a bend on an attractive Ntugwe River and also an intermediate stop between Queen Elizabeth National Park and BWINDI NP...has a large tree full of nesting weaver birds. Tents are constructed with space in between to get more privacy. Central lounge, dining and relaxing area under one thatched roof but close...read more..
Ishasha Ntungwe River Camp - Tree Lion Safari Lodge in Ishasha Plains - (Moderate) The camp is convenient to the Ishasha game tracks. It's a tented camp with comfortable canvas tents that connect directly to a full bath with solar heated hot water. The setting near the river is quiet and private, and the sounds of the elephants, black and white colobus, and myriad birds create a magical atmosphere in the evenings and at night. The food served in the covered outdoor dining area was uniformly excellent. You may visit the local community, a traditional, polygamous, subsistence agricultural society...read more
Savannah Resort Hotel in Ishasha Plains - Savannah Resort Hotel is located in Kanungu District, south western Uganda about 8 hours away from Kampala, the Capital City. The Hotel is centrally located between Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park- Ishasha sector; making us a launch pad for viewing Mountain Gorillas and Tree-climbing lions...read more
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